Northern Michigan University women’s soccer sweeps GLIAC weekly awards

MARQUETTE — A pair of freshmen made it an uncommon sweep for Northern Michigan University in the GLIAC women’s soccer weekly awards, the league announced Tuesday.

Forward Jenna Halonen won the GLIAC offensive honor and goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto the defensive award.

Halonen earned her award after collecting four goals on 15 shots over the weekend in a win over Purdue University-Northwest and tie against Davenport University on the road. NMU now stands at 2-5-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the GLIAC.

Halonen, who had all four goals in a 5-0 win over Purdue on Saturday morning, is now second in the conference in goals with seven and also second in points with 16.

In goal, Frontuto recorded 176 of a possible 200 minutes, allowing no goals. She combined for a shutout over PNW with junior Emma Vermette while getting up her second career solo shutout in the team’s 0-0 draw with Davenport. Frontuto now has 39 saves as her goals-against-average decreased to 1.65.

Overall, Frontuto and the NMU defense have not allowed a goal in 290 consecutive minutes.

Next up for the Wildcats will be at Northwood University, which NMU defeated nearly two weeks ago for their first victory of the season.